Houston Astros General Manager Jeff Luhnow and manager A.J. Hinch were fired by the team Monday after they were suspended for the 2020 season for their roles in the sign-stealing investigation. Major League Baseball announced their findings from that investigation Monday, and announced that Luhnow and Hinch would be suspended for the entire season without pay, the Astros were also fined five million dollars and lost their first and second round draft picks for 2020 and 2021. Astros owner Jim Crane held a press conference shortly after the announcements by MLB to announce he had fired Hinch and Luhnow.
Major League Baseball is continuing their investigation into the Boston Red Sox for sign-stealing. Red Sox manager Joey Cora was the Astros bench coach in 2017, and reportedly set up monitors to steal opponent’s signs. The same allegation was made against Cora and the Red Sox.